Only Mostly Devastated | Sophia Gonzales | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Only Mostly Devastated by Sophia Gonzales? Honestly as soon as I found out that Only Mostly Devastated was a retelling of the musical Grease, I was in. I have seen the movie version of Grease so many times that I can probably quote it word for word. So, I wasContinue reading “Only Mostly Devastated | Sophia Gonzales | Audiobook Review”

Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas | Book Review

Concrete Rose is the prequel to The Hate U Give (THUG) by Angie Thomas. I admittedly waited until last year to finally read THUG and immediately regretted it. I didn’t want to make the same mistake with this one. I was excited to learn more about Maverick’s story and see how he became the fatherContinue reading “Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas | Book Review”

On The Come Up | Angie Thomas | Book Review

When I read The Hate U Give, I remember thinking to myself that Angie Thomas was the new voice in Young Adult literature; and we were going to be forever blessed by her words. After reading On The Come Up, I stand by my thoughts, and feel blessed as a reader. This time the storyContinue reading “On The Come Up | Angie Thomas | Book Review”

With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review

With The Fire On High was my first introduction to Elizabeth Acevedo but it will not my last. This book felt like I was having a conversation with an old friend whom I wanted to see succeed and follow her dreams. I was taken on a beautiful journey of youth, family, food, and culture…and itContinue reading “With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review”

Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron is a refreshing retelling of a fairy tale that most little girls know by heart. This time however the main character is a young Black queer girl who wants to overthrow the government that has been put into place ever since Cinderella died. This government forces all the youngContinue reading “Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review”

The Black Flamingo | Dean Atta | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta was the first book I borrowed from my local library on the Libby app. When I listened to the sample, I was intrigued by the main character Michael and was also excited that this story was in verseContinue reading “The Black Flamingo | Dean Atta | Audiobook Review”

Requiem | Lauren Oliver | Book Review

Requiem is the final book in the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver. I was nervous and excited to read the final installment of this trilogy. I had really enjoyed Delirium and Pandemonium but, I wasn’t sure how everything was going to be wrapped up. Plus, the ending of Pandemonium had such a cliff hanger attachedContinue reading “Requiem | Lauren Oliver | Book Review”

Pandemonium | Lauren Oliver | Book Review

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver is the second book in the Delirium trilogy and it is so good! It takes you on a journey that is different than Delirium but still equally amazing. I loved the adventure that it took me on as a reader…and that ending! WHAT? I’m going to try to keep this reviewContinue reading “Pandemonium | Lauren Oliver | Book Review”

Delirium | Lauren Oliver | Book Review

Back in 2012 when I was first entering the book blogging world as co-blogger with April at Good Books and Good Wine, I was also joining her on road trips to Oblong Books for their YA book signing events. So it was no surprise when I joined her for an event for Lauren Oliver andContinue reading “Delirium | Lauren Oliver | Book Review”

Time After Time | Tamara Ireland Stone | Book Review

Time After Time is the sequel to the book Time Between Us written by Tamara Ireland Stone. It follows Bennett and Anna as they try to navigate their relationship together. Being from two different periods in time proves to have its challenges but the romance and commitment to each other is strong. Time After TimeContinue reading “Time After Time | Tamara Ireland Stone | Book Review”

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